The Vain

The Vain

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Spanning nearly a century in time, The Vain chronicles the criminal lives of four sinful and stylish blood bank-robbing vampires. 

Chicago, 1941. A blood bank is held up in a robbery, but no cash is taken—only blood. It's the latest in a string of similar robberies and as the United States prepares to enter World War II, FBI Agent Felix Franklin is certain it's part of a wider plot to weaken the United States by depriving it of its blood supply. But the truth is much more sinister.

The four robbers are vampires: immortal, physically powerful, and after decades of honing their skills, practically untraceable. But time goes on and the vampires—who call themselves The Vain—stay the same in a world that is rapidly changing around them. As security measures evolve, stealing blood is harder every day. And with every decade that passes, Agent Franklin gets closer to finding them. Capturing them. Ending them.

The Vain is a story about wild, eternal youth, reckless rebellion, endless love, and how in the end...maybe it is better to burn out than fade away.

Title:The Vain
ISBN:9781620108871
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    The Vain Reviews

  • Shannara

    I’m rating this 2 1/2 stars rounded up. The art was decent, but I was unfortunately not enthralled with the content. It started off well enough to keep my attention. Then I started wondering when I ...

  • Megan Leprich

    *1.5 STARS*...

  • Sophia

    This one had it all: the forties slang, a library science major, queer representation, diverse characters, the FBI, WWII, Havana in the 50s, the 60s/70s cultural revolution, and vampires!What a treat ...

  • Alice 🦋🥀🦄

    *Thank you to NetGalley and OniPress for providing me with an e-copy of this in exchange for an honest review*!!SPOILERS AHEAD!! 3.5 stars.Well, this was something alright. A lot happened in less than...

  • Katya

    Thanks to Oni Press and NetGalley for an eARC of this graphic novel!Unfortunately, I was unimpressed on all counts - the story and the art. The cover is intriguing, but the panel art is rather inconsi...

  • Jorge Cotte

    The Vain follows a group of vampires in mid-20th century America and the FBI agent trying to prove their existence. There's much pleasure to be found in the globe-trotting escapades of this crew of fo...

  • Raj

    I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.When I was younger, I saw a cyberpunk anime where the Vampire was weary of creating new identities to survive in so...

  • Richard

    A modern graphic novel about a group of “vampires” no-one wants to call out for who they are and what they need.Initially we meet them as they come to the attention of the FBI in the bizarre robbe...

  • Frida

    I received an eARC copy from Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Actual rating 3.5 ⭐The Vain brings the historical spin of vampires' centuries-long battle for survival mixed wit...

  • Charlotte (Books and Bouquets)

    Massive thank you to Oni Press and Netgalley for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.The Vain is a horror comic which follows 4 vampires: Lost, Fanny, North, and Marquis - co...